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Comet Yard, Castle Street

History of Comet Yard

Comet Yard, Castle Street, annotated composite map from c.1885


James Taverner, 48, bricklayer, b Cambridge

Blanch, 41, b Cambridge

Jane, 10, b Cambridge


Samuel Kirbyshire, 36, b Cambridge

Louisa, 22, b Little Shelford

Albert James, 2, b Cambridge


John Chapman, 68, labourer, b Quy

Mary Ann, 66, b Quy

John, 37, brickmaker, b Quy


Henry Wilderspin, 23, labourer, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 23, b Cambridge

Henry, 2, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 6mos, b Cambridge


William Brewster, 28, sawyer, b Camb

Mary Ann, 28, b Bow London

George William, 3, b Shadwell London

George was adopted by his brother William. George died while working as a chimney sweep’s boy in 1875 at Fulbourn Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

George Brewster, copy of death certificate


George Offley, 42, labourer, b Cambridge

Ann, 41, b Cambridge

Jane, 11, b Cambridge

Dann, 10, errand boy, b Cambridge

John, 5, b Cambridge

Katty, 3, b Cambridge

Alfred, 14 mos, b Cambridge



William Bell, 37, labourer, b Cambridge


William Thorp Gray, 38, bricklayer, b Cambridge


Mary Stally, 59, b Ely


Frederick Patman, 30, labourer, b London



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